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Striking similarities between 2001 and 2023 for the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 26, 2023, ahead of their World Series matchup against the Texas Rangers.

The Diamondbacks’ journey this season has been nothing short of magical, as they now find themselves just four wins away from securing their second World Series championship in franchise history.

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What makes this run even more remarkable are the intriguing similarities it shares with the 2001 season, when the D-backs last claimed the title.

Here are some uncanny coincidences that have lined up perfectly:

Zac Gallen’s Bird Encounter:

Earlier this season, Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen made headlines by accidentally hitting a bird while warming up for a game against the Oakland Athletics.

This strange occurrence mirrored an incident from 2001 when Randy Johnson famously struck a bird mid-game.

All-Star Game in Seattle:

The All-Star Game has been held in Seattle twice since the Diamondbacks became a franchise.

First in 2001, and now, in 2023.

Identical World Series Dates:

The World Series dates this year perfectly match those from 2001, which may seem like a minor detail.

However, due to the expansion of the playoffs over the past few years, it’s rare to see the dates align so precisely.

Typically, postseason baseball in November was uncommon, but in 2001, it was delayed due to the events of 9/11.

George W. Bush’s First Pitch:

Former President and former Texas Rangers owner George W. Bush will be throwing out the first pitch for Game 1 of the 2023 World Series at Globe Life Field.

This marks the first time he’s done so in a WS since Game 3 of the 2001 series.

Is destiny favoring the Arizona Diamondbacks for another World Series championship, or are these simply a series of extraordinary coincidences?



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